Cover LettersCover Letters
Job Seeker TipsJob Seeker Tips
Beginner BasicsBeginner Basics
In the WorkplaceIn the Workplace
Build Your
Resume With
Our Easy Wizard
Get A
Try Our
Cover Letter
Home > Blog: Work/Life > 6 Ways to Revive Your Job Search Resolutions Today

6 Ways to Revive Your Job Search Resolutions Today

Jason at I Wear Your Shirt

Do you feel like pulling the plug on your New Year's resolutions because you haven't made enough progress? That's fine if you resolved to clean out your closets. You can try again next year. But if your resolution is to find a new job, giving up is not an option.

Fortunately, you're in for a fresh jolt of energy and motivation because today is... PONGO DAY at!

If you visit the web site today (Friday, 2/4/11), you'll see the IWYS team wearing Pongo t-shirts while live tweeting, recording video, having fun, and promoting Pongo's theme of "Don't give up on your resolution to find a new job!"

Career experts from Pongo will call in to answer questions from viewers between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time

Meanwhile, here are five more tips to help you ramp up your readiness and maintain your mojo as you work to make your job search resolutions come true:

  • Keep your resume up to date.  Create and save a master resume that includes everything you might want to tell an employer. Then, when a specific opportunity arises, all you have to do is tweak the wording to target that employer's specific needs.
  • Know what to expect.  You can't predict exactly what an employer will ask, but you can boost your confidence and knowledge by learning the most common interview questions, especially the tough ones, and preparing answers that show your potential value.
  • Practice interviewing before the interview.  A job interview is a one-shot, make-or-break opportunity. If you're just winging it, you won't be at your best. Once you've planned how to answer common questions, practice with a friend until you can answer them easily.
  • Focus on the employer's needs.  In your resume, cover letter, and interviews, don't focus on what you want or what your old duties were. Employers want to know what you can do for their business and why you'd be a good fit.
  • Network, network, network.  Keep your LinkedIn profile up to date, but be sure to step away from the computer, too. Don't be shy about telling people you're seeking opportunities. If they don't know of any job openings, they might know someone who can point you in the right direction. You'll never know if you don't ask.

Top 5 Interview Questions and How to Answer Them
5 Basic Cover Letter Questions Answered
Hiring Managers Look for Related Experience First

Ready To Jump Start Your Job Search?
Looking for Help with Your Job Search?
Pongo has been helping Job Seekers for over 10 years. If you think our articles are great, try our Resume Builder, Letter Builder and Exclusive Interview Strategy Videos! Our easy-to-use tools and expert advice have helped over 70% of our Members get the job they want! Learn More »
Like what you see?
Join over 4.6 million Pongo Members — and let us help you land your dream job.
Pongo Raves
Nurse Finds Fulfillment in New Position
Deanna was unhappy in her current job but didn't know how to go about making a change. She explains how Pongo helped her target her resume to land a great position as a Pediatric Nurse.
Learn More About Pongo
More Success Stories